Andy Serkis became a household name around the world thanks to his motion capture performances as Gollum in the hit Lord of the Rings trilogy. Andy has since become renowned for portraying motion capture characters, such as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and King Kong.
Serkis will once again be reprising his role as Gollum for the upcoming The Hobbit trilogy and is excited at how sooting for the movies is going. Andy is an aspiring director himself and has admitted that he has learnt a lot from watching Peter Jackson and the way The Hobbit movies are filmed.
He explained, “The wonderful thing about 48 fps is [how it handles] the integration of live action and CG elements; that is something I learned from The Hobbit. We are so used to 24 fps and the romance of celluloid … But at 48 fps, you cannot deny the existence of these CG creations in the same time frame and space and environment as the live action. It works incredible well.”
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will also see the return of Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Orlando Bloom as Legolas, as well as seeing Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to be released on December 14 in both the US and the UK.